On 18 December in South Asian history

 

ON 18 DECEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on December 18, 2018

1756: Birth of Guru Ghasidas, freedom fighter an social Indian reformer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghasidas
http://oaji.net/articles/2017/1174-1521978391.pdf

1845: During the First Sikh War, battle of Moodkee
https://www.britishbattles.com/first-sikh-war/battle-of-moodkee/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Mudki

1887: Birth of Bhikhari Thakur, Indian author who died on July  10, 1971
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhikhari_Thakur

Bhikhari Thakur

1935: The Lanka Sama Samaja Party is founded in Sri Lanka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka_Equal_Society_Party

1950: Birth of Sarath Fonseka, Sri Lankan general and politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarath_Fonseka

1959: Zhou Enlai suggests a meeting with Nehru on December 26 to solve their border quarrel. Nehru answer that he is ready for that at an appropriate time

1961: United Nations Security Council rejects a « neutralist » resolution approving the invasion of the Portuguese enclaves by the Indian army. Soviet Union veto an Occidental resolution asking for a cease-fire

1965: United Nations pass a resolution (2079-XX) condemning the « permanent violation of the basic rights » of Tibetan
http://www.tibetjustice.org/materials/un/un6.html

1973: Death of Allama Rasheed Turabi, Pakistani scholar, orator and philosopher, born on July 9, 1908
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allamah_Rasheed_Turabi

2006: Death of Shaukat Siddiqui, Pakistanese author, journalist and political activist
http://www.dawn.com/news/224071/writer-shaukat-siddiqui-passes-away

2014: India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket, including an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, as the country ramps up its ambitious space programme
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/12/india-biggest-space-rocket-lifts-off-201412188632762877.html
http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/gslv-mark-iii-india-s-largest-rocket-blasts-off-successfully/348922?utm_source=taboola
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/countdown-begins-for-gslv-markiii-launch/article6701651.ece?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AAfPak%20Daily%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_The%20South%20Asia%20Daily%2012-18



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